Students get a glimpse of their professional futures

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This appeared in the September 30th Daily Bulletin. Original story can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/daily-bulletin/2015-09-30

Two students converse at the Professional Futures conference.

What better way to prepare for your first co-op job than to attend a two day co-op preparatory conference?  

The School of Accounting and Finance held its annual Professional Futures Conference (PFC) on September 9th and 10th, which was a grand success with 300 2A students in attendance. 

“Our aspiration is that all of our students become complete professionals," said SAF Director Thomas W. Scott, director. "The Professional Futures Conference is a useful step on this journey.” 

Students converse during a networking session.The two-day conference provided an industry focused experiential learning and professional development experience. Sessions included motivational speakers and professional experts, mock interviews, opportunities for networking, an employer panel, and more.

"Thank you to all staff, faculty, speakers, and volunteers involved in the 2015 Professional Futures Conference," says a note from the SAF. "The Experiential Learning and Career Development team looks forward to re-hosting the event next year for all of our incoming 2A SAF students."